Sarah Robayo Sheridan has been appointed curator of exhibitions at The Power Plant, Canada’s leading noncollecting contemporary art gallery in her hometown of Toronto. (The position takes effect late 2013.)
Since 2008, Sheridan has worked as director of exhibitions and publications at Mercer Union, a recognized center for contemporary art in Toronto, where she has subsequently curated numerous well-received presentations and exhibitions by artists including Pierre Leguillon (2012), Aleksandra Mir (2011), and Sol LeWitt (2010).
Sheridan was nominated for the Young Curators Invitational, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris (2009); served as one of the commissioning curators for the annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exhibition in Toronto (2010); was a visiting curator at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta (2011); and participated as a juror for the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (2012).
Outside Canada, she has organized exhibitions in the Netherlands, Egypt, and the United States.
She has also taught in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.
Her writing has appeared in arts magazines, anthologies, and artists' monographs, and she was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write a history of John Cage's Reunion (originally performed in Toronto in 1968 and restaged by Sheridan in 2010).